I wouldn’t be surprised if the majority of amp purchasers see them as appliances they plug their guitars into.
Like most appliance purchases, they shop in their prices range for something that produces an outcome they want. Some want a nameplate for an image.
You don’t see many people insisting on vintage washer and driers because they are easier to maintain (yes, I know *some* people do)
I’m just trying to point out that we view amps differently than the average purchaser (aka “the market”)
I think you're both right and your opinions aren't inconsistent..Hi!
Not sure if you saw my post above yours...
If companies didn't care about "us", they wouldn't offer products for "us".
We are "the market" (aka "the average purchaser"), as much as anybody else is.
cheers - 68.
Without enthusiasts and forums like this reissue guitar and amps and the buzz and fuss and all the ephemera like vintage speakers and tube reincarnations are unlikely to exist. Like the classic Mustang, Camaro and Charger exist - and the Toyota Supra, new Nissan Z - because of enthusiasts.
Without the buzz of internet forums it's likely we'd be playing much more anodyne guitars and fridge like amps.
OTOH if it didn't pay, they wouldn't do it, even though they might have a hankering to.
It'd be a lot simpler to just make lots of slightly different models of guitars in pretty colours like their non-reissue lines where they use limited sets of common hardware, pickups and tuners, rather than several sets for 50s, several sets of 60s hardware, several different vintage pickup specs across Fender and Squier lines etc.